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Tradecraft: The Making Of

A few months ago, Upstream released our first book called Tradecraft: For the Church on Mission. It was a project that took quite awhile but we really feel the contents of this book are vital for all believers, everywhere to know how to think and act like a missionary.  I have always wondered why the [...]

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Living as Salt and Light in Italy

A few weeks ago I got an email from one of our Skybridge members in Italy. In light of the recent media attention on the Vatican and the Pope, it’s easy to forget that Italy is still largely unreached with the Gospel. This person that wrote me teaches in a public school where crucifixes hang [...]

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“You Clearly Aren’t Catholic . . . “

Within the Skybridge Community, we have members from a variety of careers. It is neat to hear how God uses different people in different professions to share the Gospel. I was encouraged by this recent story from one of our members. She is a teacher in a country where a strange kind of Catholicism reigns. [...]

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Home Sweet Home

Where is home? I have heard it said that “home” is where your heart is. Is this true? Can you have more than one home? This past week we returned to our home in Germany. It is actually one of three apartments in a house if you to get technical about it. When we entered [...]

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Sticky Fingers

We just arrived back to Southwestern Germany. We have been gone for 13 months. Quite a long time actually. I know my German is bad but I am trying hard. For whatever reason my Spanish comes out when I try to speak German. I hope it comes out later this week when I am in [...]

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Is anyone listening?

Yesterday in Tokyo we met with a Japanese businessman.  We were able to ask him a lot of questions. We learned a ton from this guy but here is a good word that I wanted to share. When asked how can we prepare North American business people to come over an successfully work in an international [...]

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remember care: Sending your marketplace people

A couple of weeks ago Becky from Asia wrote an excellent post about the church and how to remember those whom it sent. One thing that I hear too often are marketplace workers from North America who live and work abroad but their home church does not see this as an mission endeavor. They believe [...]

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